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% for the year of 2012. well, iphone versus android. kindle versus i-pad. apple, google and amazon all going to war in 2013. who comes out alive? and don't forget facebook, they're in the mix as well. telecom ceo is next to tell us mo he thinks will come out on top. [ male announcer ] at scottrade, you won't just find us online, you'll also find us in person, with dedicated support teams at over 500 branches nationwide. so when you call or visit, you can ask for a name you know. because personal service starts with a real person. [ rodger ] at scottrade, seven dollar trades are just the start. our support teams are nearby, ready to help. it's no wonder so many investors are saying... [ all ] i'm with scottrade. >> announcer: you never know when, but thieves can steal your identity and turn your life upside down. >> hi. >> hi. you know, i can save you 15% today if you open up a charge card account with us. >> you just read my mind. >> announcer: just one little piece of information and they can open bogus accounts, stealing your credit, your money and ruining your reputation. that's why you n
giants, including the bay area's google and apple. the administration now suggesting cutting corporate tax rates. the u.s. has among the world's highest. but closing loop holes that helped google, for instance, avoid $2 billion in taxes last year. >> corporations are concerned because they're not sure the extent to which exemptions would be eliminated. >> reporter: wells capital management senior economist gary slosberg is optimistic about a deal. >> i see it at least 50-50. >> reporter: what seems likely is to allow the country to go over that fiscal cliff triggering higher taxes. that would allow hard line republicans to vote for lower taxes a few days later. >> to make them look better? to appease voters? is that the reason? great. >> reporter: some call it a low form of political shenanigans rvlgs i think that it's horrible they would put the american people through that. i don't think it's fair to the american people. >> it will be the most colossal cons sequential act of congressional irresponsibility. >> reporter: with two million people on the verge of losing unemployment b
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app and you can get that at the itunes store and google play store. right now bell's point 37 degrees. not much hatching right now but to the south and west we go. there's a storm brewing. we're going to talk about that, that could be a weekend snow event coming up after this. >>> join john on this thursday morning -- thank you for joining us on this thursday morning. thieves decided to target a wal- mart. >> police are saying the guys went after weapons and electronics it was after 2:00 in the morning on christmas day when three men broke into a wal- mart in new mexico. they helped themselves to around $30,000 worth of items. they spent a few minutes in the hunting section where they broke into the locked glass cases and picked through a number of rifles from the cases. police are now waiting for the final count from wal-mart on just how many weapons are now out in the community. >> they can't legally be transferred to any honest citizen in the state or country. they could make their way to mexico or into the hands of wrong doers that would use it in the commission of violent crimes.
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, but is it a wake-up call for shareholders or for users of the likes of google and twitter and facebook and so on? we'll talk about that in the next hour of squa"squawk on the stree street". >> see you, simon. >>> it's not just the fiscal cliff, we've been talking about dairy farmers and wind farmers facing their own cliff. the price of a gallon of milk could cost $8 next year if congress fails to renew certain agricultural programs come december 31st. that's when wind farmers will also see the federal wind production tax credit disappear, which could lead the industry at a standstill. in addition to the fiscal cliff, milk cliff, and wind farm cliff, what other cliff are you worried about these days? tweet us. we have a new handle @squawkstreet and junior responses throughout the morning. >> some people on twitter have criticized how we just called it the container cliff. saying not everything is a cliff. >> but everything is a cliff. there is a deadline. >> containers will come in tor they won't. it's binary. >> we were chatting during the break, we're not allowed to own stocks, individual names
their guns for up to $200 worth of grocery gore gift cards. >>> a new app available for download on google play has some asian americans outraged. take a look at this. it's called make me asian and it lets users change the way they look by reshaping their eyes or adding fu manchu mustaches and rice paddy hats to their picture. google says it's a fun app that can make you look chinese, japanese or korean. but other groups say it's racist. google tells cnn they will pull the app if they determine it violates policies against hate speech. i want to know how that got through in the first place? >> i did make a comment that will had downloaded the app. will has nothing to do with this. i was teasing will. >> thank you. thank you. >> just to be clear. >> we were making the reference of you going to the south during the election campaign putting on a cowboy hat and will joking with you -- >> he thought i might be mocking folks. no, i was just getting into it like i thought that was fun. will does not want to get baited into this conversation. >> you know what's interesting -- >> you felt that i w
of dangers they have issued advisories are around tahoe. this is a google earth map that is looking around the area. the advisory includes all of the tosco ski resort areas. there stating that people should be careful and the heat when they have warnings. >> they are monitoring weather in the snow. they are very good at noticing that the amount areas may not be safe for customers. the advisory is set to expire on wednesday as the reevaluate the conditions. >> look at this shot on interstate 80. we saw the snow here just for a quick second and will now go to storm tracker 4. storm tracker 4 shows that we have areas of scattered snow showers and we're looking at north bay as well as the south bay. they are producing heavy downpours. we do have gusty winds as well. the showers will decrease is afternoon and we may see some clearing. tonight showers will be ending and the sky should clear on out. >> the temperatures in novato is at 46 degrees. 46 and san mateo and 44 degrees in concord. here is your satellite and radar conditions. the storm that went through yesterday and tonight was coming do
information on his blog that includes the home addresses, the phone numbers and in some cases google zoom maps and even pictures of the homes of the editor of that newspaper, a roert a reporter and the visual editor. this attorney saying it was dangerously risky no them to publish the names and addresses of the gun permit holders. so he basically responded in kind and published their addresses on his blog. so it's getting ugly. >> thanks so much, brian todd. >>> we now turn to a significant loss for the regime of syrian president assad, his country's military police chief just switched sides and joined the rebels. mohammed is monitoring the situation from lebanon and joins us live. >> reporter: joe, the day began with news that major general, chief of military place in syria, had defected, had decided to join as he called it the people's uprising. he posted a video in which he stated his reasons for why he was defectsing, one of which was that the syrian military had betrayed the ideal as of syria and gone after the syrian people. now, we heard from rebel-free syrian army members throughout th
to google and mac? what's happening? >> more and more consumers are turning to smartphones and tablet devices and i think a lot of the hardware vendors are saying, you know what? when we do a refresh, let's wait until a year out, second half of 2013. it's probably not worth the investment today, especially with a lot of aggressive tablets coming out, including the ipad mini. so, you know, that -- i think they were planning on doing a more aggressive ramp, probably around ultra book with windows 8. and then they decided to delay it until next year. >> look out a little bit into 2013 for us in tech land. what are the two or three things we have to watch for? >> i think, you know, in general, it will not be a robust environment. it will be premuted, like we've seen. we initiated coverage on ibm on friday. and we think that's a great way to play kind of a muted environment, a company that i think will gain share from hewlett packard and some of their troubles and plays into the big trend. so the big trends are still there. the ramp in the mobile internet, the ramp of cloud computing and k
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at fire apps yes advises globe global companies like google, yahoo! accenture and haliburton how to manage their risk. thank you for joining us on the program. >> good morning, how are you? >> mellon is warning today that what happens to the yen now will be the focus for many in the market for the first quarter of the year. clearly, you have a prime minister coming to japan absolutely determined that with the bank of japan, they will prevent deflation. can you explain to people sitting home now what that means practice and what that means for american multinationals? >> absolutely. what we have is we are in a currency war where a lot of countries are trying to weaken their currency and therefore,er in a race to weaken their currency. >> wolfgang, forgive me for interrupting you, we have breaking news on the fiscal cliff we need to go to washington. eamon? >> we know now that the president has spoken to all four leaders, according to some wire reports that we are getting, the president called all of the congressional leaders, democrat and republican and what the white house is telling me, i
facebook and google and zynga. these companies are all going public with dueled clash -- dual class shareholders. i call these private companies in the closet, because they are really finding a way to make sure that they will not be subject to short-term budget short-term shareholders. i am not applauding this development. i think maybe it goes a little too far in the unaccountability direction. but it does suggest that our conventional notions of corporate governance, where directors are pressured to listen to shareholders and to focus on share price, is dysfunctional enough. that is a big part of the story about my public companies are disappearing. -- about why public companies are disappearing. >> thank you so much for coming. i have a question related to the shareholder aspect of things. there is a really great shareholder movement, organizing to mitigate some of these problems. there is whole movement to create new shareholders as well as to increase awareness. do you see this movement as the problem, and any change that can come from? >> again, a wonderful impression -- a won
, like facebook and google and zynga. and linkedin. these companies are all going public with dual class shareholders. the founders are retaining control. i call these private companies in the closet, because they are really finding a way to make sure that they will not be subject to short-term budget short-term shareholders. they're making sure that short- term shareholders don't have any votes. i am not applauding this development. i think maybe it goes a little too far in the unaccountability direction. but it does suggest that our conventional notions of corporate governance, where directors are pressured to listen to shareholders and to focus on share price, is dysfunctional enough. that is a big part of the story about why public companies are disappearing. that's a great question. >> any other questions? >> thank you so much for coming. i have a question related to the shareholder aspect of things. i've been involved in shareholder activism. there is a really great shareholder movement, organizing to mitigate some of these problems. like environmental degradation and labor. there
, creating an ad network to take on google and look for new revenue in search and apps. >> building on gifts, facebook will create new ecommerce options and focus on selling more digital content. expanding beyond the partnership with apple's itunes, adding more music, tv shows and movies. look for twitter to file for an ipo by the end of the year. in the meantime, they'll grow revenue through new ad products and tools for marketers. plus, it will try to add users by creating an easy news feed for those only interested in following and not tweeting. and as twitter competes with facebook for advertising, expect more twitter/facebook spats. 2013 will be the year of social ecommerce. even the most traditional retailers will add likes, pins and tweets into websites. and pinterest will embrace online sales. while deal a today sites like group-on and living social will diversify into a range of social mobile shopping options. but there are likely to save themselves, more likely to be acquired. >> of course, we're watching -- what? >> i was going to say, we'll see where social goes. talking about go
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